Canada-based Punjabi singer-actor Jassi Gill is now tasting delayed success in Bollywood. Playing Kangana Ranaut’s supremely supportive spouse in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s aspirational masterpiece Panga, Jassi is getting a whole lot of positive attention.
It’s been a nine-year journey in Bollywood for the actor. “I started here in 2001, and no, Panga is not my debut in Hindi, though a lot of people I meet now tell me they wish this was my debut. But I’m equally proud of my debut in Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi. I worked with equal sincerity in both Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi and Panga. After that, the fate of a film and my performance is not in my hands. One reason why my performance in Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi went relatively unnoticed was because I wore a turban in that film, so many people didn’t recognise me,” he shares.
The actor adds that he is in no hurry to reach the top. “I’m not in a hurry to sign any new film. My family and my meals do not depend on my acting career as I’m predominantly a singer. As for acting, I have one more Hindi film on hand called Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai. I am not allowed to say much about it until the producers work out the logistics of release. Right now, I am just enjoying the image of the ideal husband that Panga has given me,” Jassi concludes.